Overlapping Ridge Route*** VD
[Seconding up Thompson's Chimney, 3 kb]150m.

Rockfax Description
Another classic outing up the long ridge 40m right of South Gully. Often called Second Pinnacle Rib ("FPR" is scratched on the rock here too!).
1) 25m. Climb a groove just right of the rib that marks the right-hand side of the large grassy bay to belay on blocks.
2) 30m. Climb the steep rib above.
3) 30m. Climb rock steps to a large stance.
4) 12m. Continue up the rounded arete above, then traverse left to a stance above the Yellow Slab on the previous route.
5) 35m. Follow the curving rib to easier ground and a belay beneath the final wall.
6) 20m. Walk rightwards for 20m and belay,
7) 25m Either climb straight up Thompson's Chimney (S) a rite of passage for many traditional climbers, or head right and take an alternative route onto easier ground. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Butress Norh of First Pinnacle Rib, slab out left for 20 feet. Follow Rib easily. Join Second Pinnacle Rib below Yellow Slab (4b).

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, CUMC Ticklist.

Photo: Seconding up Thompson's Chimney © Chris Murray
View all 5 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 394 logbooks, and on 48 wishlists.

In big boots, snow on ledges. Skipped the yellow slab.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Max Streeton

joem - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead - 23/Nov/14

First Multi Pitch route!
Connie-Em - 2nd - 23/Nov/14

I think of this as 'Left Pinnacle Rib'... Led all but P2 because we were slightly pressed for time. Included the Yellow Slab, but decided not to do Thomson's Chimney.
cameron_hall - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Tim Crothers

Fell on first pitch sustaining a broken Zygomatic Arch. Helicoptered off to Bangor Hospital (22 Squadron). Mountain Rescue were called. Reason for fall, took the left hand groove after the overhang not the right, there was no gear placements and no holds I could find. Rope caught me 5m from the ground. Paul was excellent, OUMC were great (Cameron and Tim) and Dr. Martin Green.
Jeester - AltLd dnf - 15/Nov/14 with Paul Fox

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/14

Lead all pitches as second fairly new to climbing, we walked up and started off in drizzle but weather cleared up and sun came out on pitch 1. Did yellow slab pitch which felt around Severe with my rucksack on for about 4m until the little rib and good holds are reached. Generally a nice climb with some fun sections and cracking views.
atyson1 - Lead - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14

sparkybatteryboy - Lead - 14/Sep/14

georgenvk - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with George

Cajb54 - 2nd - 17/Aug/14

dkilner - Lead - 17/Aug/14 with jen

ms26g10 - AltLd - 15/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Dan Jones

Enjoyable outing. Easy to follow the route - just follow the polish! Did the yellow slab (s in approach shoes) and finished up Thomson's chimney which was quite awkward starting main crack (but good hold on right!). Good fun mountain day and nobody needed a helicopter lift down!
Danjones - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Gerallt

SarahSumner - 2nd - 22/Jul/14

guy757 - 22/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/14

Yellow slab was tough even following - good lead by gary
karlb - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Gary Scott, chris gaynon

Raggar - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Andy J, Jon B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14

Bryn_F - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Arwel Robers

Lead pitch 2, 4 and 6. Did the severe variations on pitch 4 and 6 (the yellow slab and Thompsons Chimney), both of which felt harder than severe. This is the Classic Rock route called First Pinnacle Rib in Classic Rock, not the route to the right (which also has FPR scratched/vandalised at the base). The toppo on p150 of Classic Rock makes this clear.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 17/May/14 with Dan Chadfield

Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Great climb! Although the Yellow Slab and Thompson's Chimney felt harder than Severe.
DanChad - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Chris Murray

RCI prep.
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 15/May/14 with Student

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

A film from a previous ascent...http://youtu.be/GCS8TGG5nZ4
caradoc - Solo - 14/May/14

with yellow slab
magik_bob - Lead - 05/May/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/May/14

oodie72 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Alex Pond

rbharries - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Danger olly, neils EW

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/14

I led the 2nd, 4th and the final easy pitch.
clint87 - AltLd - 20/Apr/14

Chazwoz - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Coral Dawson, Doug Weale

inc Yellow Slab (4b)
nesbear - 19/Apr/14 with Mirek, marshy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

I did the Yellow Slab pitch.
dave4430 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Adam Palmer

Including yellow slab (S, 4b) and Thomson's Chimney (HS, 4b). Took around 1.5 hours. Done in combination with Central Buttress descent, Grooved Arete and North Ridge descent. Massive, awesome day on the mountain in perfect weather.
JamesColeman - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Dom Stockton

Jo and Neil Stutchbury climbed First Pinnacle Ridge route
peterhubbard - AltLd - 15/Apr/14 with Ben Stutchbury

Wessex 1,3 & 5, and I did 2 & 4(Yellow Slab
robjdc - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Wessex

Lead pitches 2 (run together with most of 3),4 (yellow slab), and second half of 5.
splat2million - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Jon Howson

P2 and 4. Did we follow the exact line? who knows? who cares? the description above is useless though...Yellow slab was brilliant, if a little cold! All done in trainers except Yellow Slab.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Catherine Elliot

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

Si - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

cymjt - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Led 1,3,5. In the wet with Fran, didn't see the point in gear on 3 and 5 (mainly easy scrambling). Found half a bottle of milk at the bottom of the chimney...
amccann - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13

Alt leads with Alex in the great race up Tryfan in the wet. We won!
franhammond92 - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

swmackey - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13

inc. yellow slab
Samuel Wainwright - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/13

Stefan led P1, P3, P6 'Thompson's Chimney'. John led P2, P4 'The Yellow Slab'.
Stefan Trebicki - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with John Martin

jimartin - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with Stefan Trebicki

Approach from Tryfan Bach path, Colin lead yellow slab, Descent; "up & down" north buttress / north ridge path, then traversed across to top of Wrinke Tower, top ropped the chimney and final descent down the gully below wrinkle tower ( difficult to protect 2nd's), final descent passing below Mile Stone.
Simon Cahill - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/13 with Colin Crockart

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/13

kristinawe - AltLd - 01/Sep/13

frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13

jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Frank

sarahrowlands - AltLd - 31/Aug/13 with richard savill

richardsavill - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Sarah Rowlands

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/13

TCarrick - 24/Aug/13

TCarrick - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/13

Big boots, damp conditions, bit of rain...fun, fun, fun!Two students on RCI training.
Zoomer - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Gary Mitchell, Willy Houston

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

Barrez - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Beezy

Lead Yellow Slab pitch
Beezy - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with Barrez

blue sky, very hot summer day. fun day out. most was like an easy scramble, then some interest leading Yellow Slab and Thomsons Chimney
Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/13 with Paula Ryan

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/13

Tom lead whole thing, my first multipitch expedition. Long walk in made worse by taking wrong path and yomping for miles.
KTC - 2nd - 22/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/13

Led Yellow Slab, Thomsons Chimney
edordead - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

lovely day.
dscnly - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Stuart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Unknownbiker - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Pete Rhodes

hairy51 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/13

Led Yellow Slab
BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 28/May/13 with John J

Great Mountain Route. Fantastic weather. Could see for miles.
Amber Chaloner - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Jane Woulds

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/13

0 viz. Scrambled round last two pitches (into VS territory apparently).
0ddba11 - AltLd - May/13

Some showery rain, but still very enjoyable climbing. Hailstones as I started lead on Yellow Slab - very exciting moment! Great fun, felt like we went pretty quickly, about 3 hours in total from start to summit. Long walk off afterwards. VDiff, Severe for Yellow slab seems right.
andyjirvin - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Not a cloud in the sky!
jonathandavey - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

LesserTrochanter - AltLd - 20/Apr/13 with Jonathan Davey

morgan91 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Bradleywhite

BradleyWhite - Lead - 19/Apr/13

John Nuttall - Solo - 17/Feb/13

Jamie Everitt - AltLd - Feb/13

Alpine style: gloves, big boots, then a massive dumping of snow and combined tactics!
Mr Fuller - AltLd - 13/Jan/13 with Liz Smith

Good route with the addition of snow!
lizard-16-07 - 2nd - 13/Jan/13 with Matt Fuller

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/12

The combination of walking boots and snow certainly made for some interesting moves!
i.fish2000 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with David Maddison

moved together for the entire climb
maddy92 - Lead - 10/Nov/12

5+hrs of climbing. Beautiful views in the sun, with the sea king over head. Got cold and tired on the final few pitches and was pushing confidence limits - may have shed a little tear but was worth it to reach the summit :)
AWOODM71 - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Andy Speed

SteveM - Solo - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/12

with Mick PMC
tjrukc - AltLd O/S - Sep/12

eds92 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/12

I led crux pitch (yellow slab 4a). Attempted Archer's Chimney finish but retreated and walked to summit.
d80f0u - AltLd - 20/Aug/12 with Alex

jon59 - Lead - 18/Aug/12

Avoided yellow slab but the adjacent pitch and above is a great pitch
mr_drains - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Gareth K, The Defecator

groll - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Rose

Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12

PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Ian Ackerley

rangadan - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12

mikpen - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Anthony Pickard

anthonyp - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Michaela Penny

Nordic - AltLd - 21/Jul/12 with Jodie Munks

Dan Vaj - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Ben Robotham

I lead the 5th pitch ... first lead
Vicky L - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Marq

Vicky did her first lead with the 5th pitch. Other LMC'ers on Second Pinnacle Rib so a good social day out.
Marq - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Vicky Lisle

ads - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with Julie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12

the power - AltLd - 16/May/12 with rob

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

Savlon - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with Pip H, Schneeberger

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/12

Will Sheaff - AltLd - Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12

A great days easy climbing, in gooriouse weather. Nic's first climb for 20 odd years. Jase and Dave (First mountain route) followed.
Fiskavaig - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Nic P

yellow slab on the route icey conditions great moment and route!!
southern_smit - AltLd - 17/Mar/12

Fantastic route, I lead Yellow Slab which is more like S.
abercolin - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Hayley Riggs

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/12

Made for interesting climbing in mountain boots with the rain and grease
jon59 - AltLd - 27/Nov/11

First climb after 2 knee ops fantastic fun busy. This is VD in the north wales guide
trish1968 - Lead - 05/Nov/11 with EamonH

EamonH - 2nd - 05/Nov/11 with Patricia Mellor

Harry Thorpe - AltLd dnf - 29/Oct/11 with Keeno

btc - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

RC led P1,3,5, I led P2,4. Took the yellow slab, spicy, slippy, but fun. Slab pitch is S, overall route is VD in guide book.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Ruth C

Robboj - 30/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11

Alessandro Tentori - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Paolo Fubini

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 31/Jul/11

stoo2k - AltLd - 30/Jul/11

Seconded most of the pitches but led 2 short sections. Excelent day in perfect weather.
sdavies61 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Rob Owen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11

great climb, the yellow slab adds a bit of spice to the day.
jon59 - Lead - 06/Jul/11

mynyddresident - AltLd rpt - 11/Jun/11 with Kelly

John Foster - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with GMC Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Phil_hood - 25/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/11

Superb traditional multi pitch route on a glorious day. Easy alpine style climbing interspersed with a couple of spicy bits inc. yellow slab. Finished up Thompsons Chimney.
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

chippyjeff - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11

mark_jc - Apr/11

blakey - Lead - Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/11

Mick Cassidy - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Jimbo

Orifice - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Mark Simmons

Homes - AltLd - Jan/11 with Sam A

Hidden - 2011

djromberg - 2011

Hexman - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10

why is there a long walk to these routes. hard last year harder this year. bloody hill...
mike hooper - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with gary nettleinghame, robin frazer

emlynroberts - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Jacob Roberts, Josh Roberts

jacobroberts - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with emlyn roberts

TomWebber - Solo - 09/Oct/10

JamieAyres - AltLd rpt - 02/Oct/10 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10

Very straightforward climbing, indeed more like scrambling for substantial sections; lead the Yellow Slab, not as polished as i'd been lead to expect, good and enjoyable climbing. Rain started after that pitch, and very wet thereafter. Helped rescue a group of walkers with dogs from the gully scramble on the right at the top of the route.
no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with loudfish

Included leading the 'Yellow slab'
prwalker - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with Stephen Paulger, Jo Paulger

also completed thompsons chimney making it 7 pitches in total
DRIFTER_S14 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 08/Aug/10 with Lucie Sedlarova

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

climbed with 2 novices.. good fun on the yellow slab
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

VS4b - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

Bivvied on heather terrace. On the route at 6:00am and on top by around 10:00am. Good day out on easy climbing except for polish on yellow slab.
sstanier - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Andy Bailey

Hidden - 10/Jun/10

Excellent climbing, would give the whole route a lower grade but yellow slab so polished and gear placements are worn so would say it was more like severe.
Jungle_153 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10

D Berry - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10

Good fun route. Very straightforward except for Yellow Slab, would consider as a solo. Finished by easy way, not the chimney.
SuperstarDJ - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Steve Blatherwick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

Mark D - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10 with Tommy B

adam clarke - 2nd - 15/May/10 with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

K9 - Lead - 02/May/10 with Fran

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

ollieben - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/10

Done in boots. Excellent route and a 1st class day out on Tryfan. Yellow slab was avoided after attempting and falling a few times (though would undoubtedly be easy in a pair of stickies). 1st part of Thompsons chimney was OK (eventually) 2nd part just wasn't going to happen in boots.
andy dunn - Lead β - 06/Mar/10 with J

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

ml_si - AltLd - 2010 with smithy

Just did the first pitch and then scrambled off left to get to the start of Munich Climb.
Steve Hill - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/09 with Will Jones

Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09

Alt leads with RC
ChrisJD - AltLd - 07/Aug/09 with Jackson, rc

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/09

I led pitches 1, mid part of 2/3, 4, ~6
MJP - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Simon Binnie

Beautiful summers day route was quite busy ,pitched the whole route ,could of moved together on a few easier pitches,dave led yellow slab bold balancey moves until crack is gained. I led curving flake pitch (nice) topped out in slight drizzle and decended south ridge cwm Tryfan path great day.
jockdave - AltLd β - 02/Aug/09 with dave

dansmonkeytroubles - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Joe Harris

igneouscarl - Lead - Aug/09

Another great day on Tryfan :)
dannyevos - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Rick Clapham

finished up yellow slab and tompson chimney. north ridge ticked in descent. 4 hours car to car.
Dave Searle - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/09

ill_bill - Lead - 12/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09

Nice route. Yellow Slab pitch was lovely. Polished but nice balance moves until you could get your hands on a couple of good holds and then smear up to better ground.
agagsgrot - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Thomas

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/09

jibberingwreck - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with mustgetstronger

Thompson's chimney finish
mustgetstronger - AltLd - 30/May/09 with jibberingwreck

Led each pitch, climbed in skate shoes, did yellow slab and final pitch with 50 m runout
porridgefan - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with James Davidson

Thompson's chimney finish
wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson23 - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Paul blanchard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Templeton Adams - Lead - May/09 with Dave G

benparratt - AltLd O/S - May/09

Nicholas Livesey - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/09 with Simon Perkins

jwpil - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Mat

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/09

Hidden - Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09

Longest climb to date this - managed it fairly well no major porblems -
snakes77 - 2nd - 28/Mar/09 with Monkey1

Hidden - 2009

Have done this route many times over the years, with many partners
Fiskavaig - Lead - 2009 with Chris D

innesmac - 2009

Tom lead the first pitch. Was pretty iced up and snowy
tdudley - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Tom Webber

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5. Harder (S grade) pitches were 4 and 6 (Andy led them). Thomsons Chimney Finish. Great day out climbing. Would recommend this to anyone!
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Young Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

chedder - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with kevin talyor

Hidden - Lead - Sep/08

Damp day. Moved together on most of it. Nowhere near as good as Grooved Arete!
benman - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with roger m

CathS - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/08 with Norbert

missed out yellow slab..need to go back and do again
ross duffield - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with row

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08

mcraie - 28/Jun/08 with bob johnson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Ran into 7 pitches - climbed very fas as a three. Whole route in under 4 hours.
robkbangor - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with M Jones, A Tibbets

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/08

Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson

Glyn - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Britta

More of a scramble than a climb. Lead yellow slab which was the only real thought provoking pitch. Wanted to climb Grooved Arete but queues were ridiculous.
lazybones - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Steve Wright

reubensampson - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Justyna Gemzala, Phil Buckle

griggj - AltLd - May/08 with nicholas livesey and the nobz

First multipitch climb and first lead (well actually only led 1 pitch. Fantastic experience but blowing an absolute gale and very low cloud cover until near the summit then all was revealed. Many thanks to Mark.
arakis74 - AltLd - 26/Apr/08 with Mark Fyles

Nicholas Livesey - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Mark Bishop

What a difference the weather makes. This time there was a foot of fresh powder on the whole crag. Finding Heather Terrace involved wading through thigh deep drifts in a blizzard. We decided to climb in walking boots instead of rock shoes and I kept my double-layer snowboarding gloves on for most of the route. The first pitch was the hardest by far. Just getting started was a real problem. No friction from boots on wet rock and only large jugs working through the gloves. An hour later I'd only managed 20 metres but was starting to get the hang of how to make this work. We were considering abseiling off and going to do something slightly less stupid instead, but Jordan on my ropes made it to the belay, his hands numb from climbing without gloves. On the other ropes Mark belayed for J and Ian successfully, so Jordan decided to lead on and see what it looked like to the next belay. That was the point where the sun came out, drying the rock and warming the fingers. Jordan radioed that it got easier higher up so we carried on. The weather continued to improve and I quickly found a rhythm of sweeping snow off the holds to find the best jugs and finding edges and spikes that the boots would stay on. The occasional, nervous weighting of a snow-step, (one just collapsed as I left it, revealing that there was in fact nothing underneath, kept the senses buzzing and by the time we reached the top everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves. So much so, that the ensuing snowball fight and powder diving continued all the way down the west face. We didn't manage Yellow Slab or Thomson's Chimney; that would have been pushing it a bit far but there aren't many days when you can climb on Tryfan East face and have the entire mountain to yourselves for the day. Last August there were at least ten teams on the one route at any one time.
Humpty Dangler - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/08

Amazing Weather.
robshep - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Sian Williams

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08

david morse - AltLd - Feb/08 with jon denniss

Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 2008

james chesmer - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Martin Chesmer

Beautiful mountain route, but gets VD the Ogwen guide
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/07

djking1983 - Lead - 20/Oct/07 with Phil Nutbeam

Weather very good, clear sky and dry under foot.
alexporter - Lead - 20/Oct/07

Tom Robinson - 2nd - 20/Sep/07 with David King

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/07

1philjones1 - AltLd - Jul/07 with Paul

Part of the 3 classics in a day. Moved together for all except the Yellow Slab.
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Paul Dickenson

paul_d - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Cara-lyn Reynolds

Moved together except on 4b slab
Tom Stoddart - 05/May/07 with Tom Slade

climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Owen

Fun climb with endless walk in
dustynet - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with jules

Fun climb with endless walk in
dustynet - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with jules

malc - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Rick and Nick

Ing - 2nd - 07/Apr/07 with James

saturday, weather was dull and hads were cold as hell on the first pitch.. looked up on sunday and the weather was sunny... wales for ya!.. yellow slab move was good..polished as hell now
markju - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Eamonn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/07

Lead the yellow slab (4b).
Mark Owen - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Chris Owen

Awesome sunny day
bigbobbyking - AltLd - Mar/07 with Christof

Nice scenery, interesting severe section with polished holds. got to the top and discovered 20 blokes in dinner jackets having a party!
hailtryfan - Mar/07 with Ben Stickly

Hidden - Lead - Jan/07

brighters - 2007

fran04 - AltLd - 2007

climber sim - 2007

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/06 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/06 with Jon Moulding

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/06

Mowglee - 2nd - 28/Oct/06 with Sven, Jean + Mark

off route I'm sure but topped out in right place
Simon Cahill - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Jonathon Cahill, Aiden

Wasn't that impressed, broken very easy climbing/scrambling. Yellow slab is nowhere near the 4b suggested in the CC Ogwen guide and only tricky due to the pollish!
Tom M Williams - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/06

Swirly - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with katherine

Including HS variation at top (Stu lead)
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with Stuart Bury

Rampikino - Lead - 29/Apr/06 with MMC Various

Only one tricky section of V Diff - rest is Diff/Mod climbing, good length route.
rambler_gary - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/06 with John

stevo smith - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/06 with Jonny Teasedale, Paul Shea

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/06

Chris Sansum - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2006

Will have to try this again. Unfortunatly the wx closed in.
Jord64@msn.com - Lead dnf - 20/Nov/05

Attempted this on perhaps the worst weekend of the year. Big boots 'cos it was freezing, gear and holds frozen in and hidden under snow. Got up the first pitch which went at about VS! Then the weather kicked in so we abbed off. One for the summer!
Tom Last - Lead dnf - Nov/05 with Matt & Karen

A great day out, on my first 'mountain climb' cheers Ryan... gorgeous climb and vew well worth it.
ungracefulathlete - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/05 with Ryan Stonier

Lost the route badly, don't know how. Turned into another epic, down 800ft of screen in the dark, back to the car at 10pm.
CAPRICORN - Lead dog - Sep/05 with Kathryn Pearson

Sankey - AltLd - Aug/05 with Andy E

leerthorp - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with tom

Keith Jones - 2nd - Jun/05 with David

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 01/May/05 with cornish merlin

Cornish Merlin - AltLd - 01/May/05 with Oli Gray

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/04

A lovely sunny day out
LakesWinter - AltLd - Aug/04 with Cake

Cake - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Matt

SteveM - AltLd - 24/Apr/04 with Bekhs

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Paul Beacall

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/03

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/03

First ever lead!
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Ian Johnson

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/03

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Nov/02

Whealiebob - AltLd - 02/Aug/02 with Ste and Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/02

Simon cook - Lead - Jul/02

andygreen - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/02

John HW - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/02 with Cath

Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/02

Brown - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - AltLd - 2002

andygreen - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/01

DaveB61 - TR - Sep/01 with Paul Sturman

Marq - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/01 with Rich Cole

Hidden - Lead - Oct/00

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/00

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

Jacob Ram - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/99 with elisa shub

Phil1967 - AltLd - Jul/99 with Bruv

andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Bruv

Howard J - AltLd - 16/May/99 with John Waterhouse

Jacob Ram - Lead - 13/Mar/99

Aston Bods
lithos - AltLd - 1998

Aston Bods
lithos - AltLd - 1998

nickdonohue - AltLd - 02/Feb/97

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/96

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/96

Hidden - AltLd - 15/May/96

sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd

sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd

babymoac - AltLd - 06/Aug/94 with Ashley

John Marsland - AltLd - 12/Feb/94 with Andy Veveris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/93 with Martin Sime

whispering nic - Solo - Aug/93 with Kat

DavPk - AltLd - 1993 with Gareth Wood

Second climb
BruceW - 2nd - Nov/92

Sean Kelly - May/91

First lead with JT and Mark Wigg
Mark Riley - AltLd - 1991

Hidden - Solo - Aug/90

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Jul/90 with Jude Ayres

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/90

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/89

first lead
andy@ark - Lead - Aug/87 with Martin

Raggar - 2nd - 04/Apr/87 with Jon B

Ian Archer - Lead - 18/Jun/86 with Peter Jones

bazzag - Lead - 1986 with matt

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/85 with steve morris

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 28/Feb/83 with George Mumford

Yellow Slab is 4b but still Diff!
Iain Thow - Solo - 11/Aug/81 with Jon Bebb

RichardMc - AltLd - 30/Jun/79 with Heather Widdowson

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 1979

mikej - AltLd - 12/Nov/77 with Geoff Williams

Richard Alderton - 1977 with Ellie

Mark Kemball - Lead - Aug/75 with Colin Kemball

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1973 with Bill Dean

rogerskews - AltLd - 1970 with Alan Fowler

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 06/Apr/69 with Robert --?

David Smith - 1961

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Anthony mccourt, Danjones, Ropeboy, christiaanfhunt, karlb, Chris dyer, Mayaculpa, jennym32, Duncan Beard, CM1992, danceswithcats, C-nunez, Dan Geh, Alex.M-M., JRClay100, nikinko, Superchop75, franny, jaxxman, DaveWarren, Chris Allman, Rocktart, Only a hill, snave29, barrylong, Jamie Light, NicholasH, Bigedthehead

Total votes cast 86
hard HVD0 of 45
HVD0 of 45
easy HVD0 of 45
hard VD0 of 45
VD0 of 45
easy VD0 of 45
hard HD3 of 45
HD1 of 45
easy HD12 of 45
hard D18 of 45
D8 of 45
easy D3 of 45
3 Stars10 of 41
2 Stars27 of 41
1 Star3 of 41
0 Stars1 of 41
Bag of .....0 of 41
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat